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African film festival brings back popular film for special screening
Photos and Story by James Hill
Back by popular demand, organizers of PCC’s Cascade Festival of African Films are presenting a special screening of the film “Toussaint Louverture” from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept 14, in the auditorium of the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Cascade Campus. This screening is free and open to the public and the PCC community.
The film, shown last February during the festival’s run, is an historical action epic film based on the life of Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) who led the only successful slave rebellion in the history of the Americas. It was this 18th century revolt that sparked the Haitian Revolution and led to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, liberating the enslaved people of Haiti. Set during Louverture’s lifetime in Saint-Domingue (now known as Haiti), the film focuses on his personal life as well as his military genius.
The movie, which is in French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles, is 190 minutes long and includes a 10-minute intermission.